Municipal Messenger Monthly/ September
September Zoom Meetings

Wed, Sept 8: Transportation Advisory Committee, 7 PM
Thurs, Sept 9: Environmental Commission, 7 PM
Tues, Sept 14: Board of Health, 4:30 PM
Tues, Sept 14: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Mon, Sept 20: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 6 PM
Mon, Sept 20: Planning Board, 7:30 PM
Mon, Sept 27: Board of Adjustment, 7:30 PM
Tues, Sept 28: Historic Preservation, 7:30 PM
Thurs, Sept 30: Parks & Rec Advisory Committee, 7 PM

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda with Zoom Information
September Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
Mon, Sept 6: Labor Day, No Collection Services, please see the collection service schedule below

Sept 14,15,16: Large Item Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the Friday prior to scheduled collection dates), link

Sat, Sept 18: Curbside Yardwaste Collection, Zone 1, more info below (last month for curbside yardwaste pick-up)
Sat, Sept 25: Curbside Yardwaste Collection, Zone 2 (pg. 3), more info below (last month for curbside yardwaste pick-up)

Sept 20-24: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the Friday prior to scheduled collection dates), link
No Collection Services
Mon, Sept 6
In observance of Labor Day, September 6, 2021 the Department of Public Works will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of
Sept 6th-Sept 10th.

Mon, Sept 6th: No Collection 
Tues, Sept 7th: Monday Trash & Recycling
Wed, Sept 8th: Tuesday Trash & Recycling
Thurs, Sept 9th: Wednesday Trash & Recycling 
Fri, Sept 10th: Friday/ Thursday Trash & Recycling

Curbside Yardwaste Collection
-Grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush can be placed together in 32 gallon standard garbage cans. Light brush should be tied with string in bundles no longer than 4 ft., or placed in 32 gallon standard garbage cans cut to the height of the garbage can. 
-Fifty(50) pound limit per can or bundle
-NO PLASTIC BAGS, DIRT, LOGS, ROOTS, OR STUMPS

Sat, Sept 18: Zone 1
Sat, Sept 25: Zone 2 (pg. 3)
Tree Care Experts
Trees are valuable landscape assets. They provide beauty and shade, along with a number of social, environmental, community, and economic benefits to our cities, town, suburbs, and landscapes. For these reasons, trees require an investment of time, money and expertise for the proper selection, planting, care, maintenance and removal. When problems occur, such as storm or insect damage, or general maintenance is required, the help of a tree care professional may be warranted.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop- Off Event Days
Sat, Sept 25, 9AM- 2PM, Morris Co. Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054

Sat, Oct 23, 9AM-2PM, Chatham HS, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928

Rain or shine, please view the flyer for additional information.

Morris Township Committee
Office Hours
Wed, Sept 8:
5 - 5:30 PM by phone, appointment only (schedule an appointment here)

We invite you to join us with your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions and look forward to talking with you!
2021 Citizen Police Academy
The Morris Township Police Department will be holding a 10-week Citizen Police Academy. The academy will be held on Monday nights from 6PM to 9 PM starting September 13th, 2021 and ending on November, 15th, 2021. The Citizen Police Academy is FREE and is on a first come first serve basis with a maximum enrollment of 20 people.
Parks & Recreation Fall Brochure!
Outdoor Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing;
Adult & Youth Tennis & Pickleball Instruction;
Family Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, Soccer, & Multi-Sports
Mark Your Calendars!
Check the Township's website's, www.morristwp.com, "Township Highlights" closer to the date for updated event information

-Hillside Hose Co. Oktoberfest
-Family Night at the Firehouse
-Trunk-or-Treat
-Big Screen Outdoor Movie Night & Bonfire
-Veteran's Day Service
Hanover Wind Symphony
Last Concert...
Wed, Sept 8, 6:30 PM: Hanover Wind Symphony, Ginty Field Gazebo

The Symphony is a unique extension of the great American tradition of community music performance and is an entirely volunteer non-profit organization with a mission to bring “Music to People and People to Music”. The band is made up of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments exclusively.
Loantaka Loop!
A safe and well-marked trail with several sections of car-free travel for riders. Over 5 miles of fun for friends and family through the park around the South-Eastern section of the Township with connections to many recreational activities.
 
Morris Co. Property Alert Service
Unfortunately, property and mortgage fraud is a fast growing crime in our country. Scammers record fraudulent documents - like fake deeds - or record fake liens - against property owners. In some cases, fraud on real property is not discovered for years. To address these concerns, and protect one of your most important assets, Morris County Clerk's Office offers this FREE service to notify you immediately via email whenever a document with your name is recorded in the County Clerk's Office.

Please sign up today and protect your property from fraud. It's quick, easy and free.
Masks Indoors When There Is Increased Risk
Face masks are strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in indoor settings where there is increased risk:

Crowded indoor settings;
close contact indoors w/ other who may not be fully vaccinated;
indoors where vaccine status of others is unknown;
and indoors w/ a person who is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease
Spatial Data Logic's Portal (SDL Portal) -GIS Mapping
Looking for information on a Township Property?

The Morris Township Spatial Data Logic (SDL) Portal provides you with direct access to real time information regarding Township property.

The property page includes everything from basic tax lot and owner information to detailed data regarding current permits, inspections, complaints, and requests for information.

Residents can easily and quickly locate basic property information for single locations, or display town-wide data with basic and custom map layers and overlays available from the Township’s GIS data inventory.

This access is free, however you have to create an account(takes less then 5 min!) with a valid email address.

Check the SDL Portal out here!
Pickleball Courts
Opening Ceremony
When: Saturday, September 11, 9 AM
More information will be posted to our website, www.morristwp.com closer to the date.

The long-awaited project to reconstruct some of the Township’s deteriorating Tennis Courts is officially complete and due to it's heavy use, it is quite evident the courts are a huge triumph!

The project featured a complete re-building of the four tennis courts at the Streeter Recreation complex, and the conversion of two existing tennis courts at the Ginty Recreation complex to six pickleball courts to meet the Township’s burgeoning pickleball activities.

Looking to learn how to play pickleball or tennis? Check out our Parks and Recreation Fall Brochure.
Morris Twp. 9/11 Remembrance
When: Tues, Sept 14, 2021, 6 PM
Where: Ginty Field Gazebo 9/11 Memorial
Morris Co. 9/11 Remembrance
When: Sun, Sept 12, 2021, 6 PM
Where: Morris Co. 9/11 Memorial, W. Hanover Avenue, Parsippany-Troy Hills

Be Ready for Hurricane Season
New Jersey's tropical storm activity is typically between August and late October. We encourage you to read through the “Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey,” and take the actions necessary to secure your family and home. The preparations you make for hurricanes will also help you survive all types of natural disasters.
Useful Information & Reminders from JCP&L
-If you are without power, don't rely on your neighbors to report it. Customer outage reports help JCP&L crews pinpoint damage + restore power faster. The more info they have, the better!
-Steer clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live + dangerous. Report asap, via 9-1-1
Spotted Lanternfly Information
If you see a Spotted Lanternfly, help us "Stomp it Out" and report the sighting to the NJ Dept. of Agriculture (NJDOA) using the Reporting Tool, https://www.nj.gov/.../pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/... or call 833-4BADBUG (833-422-3284)

Morris County has been added to the quarantine list, required to use a checklist before moving any of the articles listed here.
Environmental News You Can Use
-Fall leaves and clogged storm drains
-New incentives for EV chargers are here
-Meet us at the Morristown Fall Festival
-Two new drop-off composting programs launched
-Native replacements for invasive plants